Fees

Last Update: 6 January 2014

COUNTY COURT FEES COSTS AND CHARGES

COUNTY COURT FEES   [ SR 157/2001]                                                                            EFFECTIVE: 1 July 2013

Writ or Originating Motion

$769.10

Search Fee

$21.80

Counterclaim, Defence & Counterclaim

$769.10

Certificate Of Registrar

$12.80

Third Party Notice

$769.10

Adoption Summons

$389.10

Subpoena Civil

$133.50

For Filing Interlocutory Application

$279.90

Subpoena Criminal / Appeal

Nil

Entry of Default Judgments

$315.90

Register Interstate Judgment

$61.60

On Setting Down For Trial (Incl. 1st day)

$909.10

Judgment Debt Recovery Act (by Creditor)

$18

Hearing Fee At Trial  (2nd to 4th )

$472.50

Judgment Debt Recovery Act (by Debtor)

Nil

Hearing Fee At Trial  (5th to 9th)

$789.70

Ex-Parte Applications (Infant Compromise/ Substituted Service/Extension of Time etc.)

$132.30

Hearing Fee At Trial  (10th & subs day)

$1317.40

 

For photocopying or printing any document $0.60 per page

 

Transfer from Magistrates’ Court = $769.10 minus fee paid to Magistrates’ Court

Filing a summons for an attachment of debt under Order 71 (Garnishee Order – Directions Grp)

$297.90

Filing an Attachment of Earnings Application under  Order 72 (Client Services)

$150.20

Order for Oral Examination under Rule 67.02  (OOE conducted by Registrar)

$150.20

Summons for Oral Examination under Rule 61.04  (SOE conducted by Judge)

$150.20

     

                                                                                                        

JURY FEES  [Juries (Fees , Remuneration and Allowances) Reg. SR 106/2012] EFFECTIVE 1 July 2013

Jury fees

1st day                

$697.20

Jury fees

2nd to 6th day   

$500.80

Jury fees

7th day & continuing 

$993.80

 

SCALE OF COSTS (Common Items)

[County Court (Chapter 1 Amendment No. 22) Rules 2008  SR  167/2013]             EFFECTIVE 1 January 2014                  

Instructions to sue: (Item 1) $816

Entry of Judgment (Item 49) $854

Affidavit in Default of Defence (Item 26) $267

Warrant Preparation Fee: (Item 48) $154

Mileage 60c per km for anything over 50km

( first 50km is included in item 31(a) – (d)

Registration of Interstate Judgment: (Item 47) $154

Service  (personal) (Item 31 (a)) $76

Attempted Service - Item 31(b) $45

Service (post) (item 31 (d) ) $27

Service (leaving) (item 31 © $34

Substituted service (item 43) $591

 

                      

SHERIFF'S CHARGES [County Court (Bailiff’s Fees) Direction 2009]              Effective 1 July 2013

Warrant Execution fee:

$176.00

payable by cheque to the Sheriff 

Warrant for Possession fee:

$184.30

payable by cheque to the Sheriff

Combined Warrant fee:

$225.10

payable by cheque to the Sheriff

 

JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS:

Magistrates’ Court:

$100,000  ( for matters issued from  1 January 2005)

County Court:

Unlimited ( for matters issued from  1 January 2007)

Supreme Court:

Unlimited

 

ORDER 27.03(8) – “TRAM TRACKS” MUST BE INCLUDED ON ALL DOCUMENTS

 

PENALTY INTEREST RATES -Current 10 %  Effective 7 October 2013  

Previous 10.50% effective 01.02/2010

Previous 10.00% effective 23.02.2009

Previous 11.00% effective 01.09.2008

Previous 12.00% effective 01.10.2006

Previous  11.00% effective 1.5.2006  

Previous  11.00% effective 1.02.2006

Previous  11.00% effective 1.10.2005

 

Previous  11.50% effective 1.7.2005 

Previous  11.50% effective 1.4.2005

Previous 12.00% effective    1.07.2004

Previous 11.25% effective  21.06.2003

Previous 11.00% effective  24.03.2003

Previous 11.50% effective  18.12.2002

 

ALL FEES PAYABLE BY CASH, BANK CHEQUE, MONEY ORDER OR SOLICITORS CHEQUE ONLY

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